Mystery Geisha in Kyoto, Japan
Photo and caption by Benoit Hardy Chartrand
Gion Matsuri is one of Japan's oldest and most famous festivals. On special occasions during the festival, geisha and maiko come out to perform traditional dances on the grounds of some of the city's shrines. On this photo, maiko greet geisha as they exit the stage after a performance.
Location: Kyoto, Kansai, Japan